Office Hours & Appointments
Doctor’s hours are by appointment. Please call the office to schedule an appointment. This is for your convenience and it helps us to minimize your waiting time. We make a sincere efforts to see every appointment on time. A phone call is appreciated if an appointment needs to be rescheduled. We require that all pets be on leash, in a pet carrier, or in your arms before entering and while in the waiting room.
Emergency service after hours is provided by the Sarasota Veterinary Emergency Hospital, located at 7517 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL 34231 (941) 923-7260. This facility is equipped to handle most emergencies. No appointment is necessary.
Medications given at the wrong time can be very detrimental to your pet’s health. Be sure to carefully follow label directions. Never give your pet human medication without checking with your veterinarian first. Heartworm medication needs to be administered year around in our region of the U.S.
Reservations are required. We suggest that you call well in advance before major holidays since we are only able to accommodate a limited number of pets. Boarders must be up-to-date on all vaccinations. It may be necessary to treat some pets for fleas upon arrival at a nominal charge.
Boarders will be discharged only during business hours Monday through Friday, Your pet may have barked excessively at other animals, thus he could develop such conditions as sore throat and hoarseness. We seek to prevent such problems, but you should understand these conditions may develop. The excitement of seeing you might make your pet thirsty when your pet gets home. Don’t allow your pet to drink a lot of water at one time or he/she could develop vomiting or diarrhea.
Dropping Your Pet Off
Drop off service is available for your convenience. You may drop off your pet in the morning for treatment and pick them up that afternoon. Please call the office for a time to pick up your pet. The Doctor may want to discuss your pet’s condition with you and would need to set some time aside to consult with you.
Our staff makes a sincere effort to answer any question you may have over the phone. In some instances, it may be necessary to have the Doctor return your call.
To check on the condition of your hospitalized pet please call after 9.30am so that the Doctor has had time to examine and medicate your pet. Many times during busy days return calls from the Doctors will have to be made during lunch or after hours.
Fees & Payments
We make a concerted effort to provide high quality care for your pet at a reasonable cost. Payment is required at the time of the service is performed. We accept personal checks, MasterCard and Visa. You will be provided with an itemized receipt detailing all services performed and the fees charged. Please feel free to discuss the cost of your pet’s health care with us at any time. We will be happy to provide an estimate of charges prior to any treatment.
Vaccination & Immunology
It is our policy to vaccinate all animals against those diseases with which it might come in contact, and for which effective vaccines are available. Proper preventive medicine is always safer and more economical that treating a clinical case of disease.
Your veterinarian works long hours in order to supervise, care for and treat your pets. It is necessary to develop policies which ensure the best service possible in this hospital. We appreciate and thank you for your patience and cooperation with our hospital policies. We hope that this information will answer most of your questions and familiarize our new residents in our community who may be considering our services, with our hospital policies.
Best of health to you and your pets!